A Department of Homeland Security regulation seeking to replace the H-1B cap lottery with wage level selection process has been invalidated by a US district judge.
From October 1, 2021, lawful permanent residence applicants must show proof of a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as part of their Green Card application.
The Department of State (DOS) has shared insight into immigrant visa prioritization and the status of immigrant visa application processing.
Following changes to Form-485, US Green Card applicants are now able to request a new social security card while their permanent residence application is pending.
New Strategy Announced to Promote US Citizenship US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a report detailing a new inter-agency strategy to remove obstacles to US naturalization. The document, entitled ‘Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization’, provides detail on a new strategy following the Administration’s ‘Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems
USCIS permits resubmission of closed 2021 H1B petitions USCIS has confirmed that from June 23, 2021, it is accepting H1B cap-subject petitions for the 2021 fiscal year which had been rejected or closed due to the requested start date being after October 1, 2020. The move has come following the FY 2021 filing period seeing
US Immigration Regulatory Agenda Set for Coming Months The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced details of its semi-annual regulatory agenda for US immigration policy. The document sheds further light on the Biden Administration’s priorities for employment-based immigration over the coming months. Changes are as follows: H1B program Existing H1B program requirements and